My Husband Starves Me – Woman Tells Court

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A woman identified as Hadiza Jibril, has asked a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State to grant her a divorce from her husband, Aliyu, after she accused him of beating her. Reports have it that Jibril also accused her husband of starving her of food.

Aliyu, a businessman who resides within Kaduna metropolis, denied beating or starving his wife of food. He accused her of taking phone calls from her former lovers.

“I overheard her in a call conversation with a man from Kano. He asked when she would be visiting him in Kano. When they finished their conversation, I confronted her and she apologised”, he said.

He said that his wife, who was a divorcee, wants to leave him to remarry her former husband.

After listening to both parties, the judge, Nuhu Falalu advised the couple to explore an out of court settlement. He also ordered the defendant to settle his differences with his wife. He adjourned the case until till August 16 for report of settlement

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